Frames on the Tangle

The Internet of Things revolution will benefit from a wide range of sensors that goes beyond our limited senses, but certainly cameras won't be left behind. Smart Cities will be filled with visual data and our algorithms will keep seeing better.

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But where do we draw the line?

How small can a picture get so it can efficiently flow through a distributed network, and still be useful for us and our machines to extract valuable information from?

  • come up with a simple mobile app for (enthusiastic) users to interact with the Tangle and easily visualize how data gets in and out.

Frogle

Frames on the Tangle — is an Android app that converts pictures taken with the device’s camera into transactions and attaches them to the Tangle, generating a unique bundle hash that can be used to access them.

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Screenshots
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What to do with a thumbnail?

Below we can see examples with details of some frames captured with Frogle. Submitting them to Google Cloud Vision (an image recognition API with pre-trained models) gives us the suggestions shown on the right.

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Sizes and Google Vision API results

You can find Frogle on Google Play.

This initial version does not deal with privacy or ownership (no MAM), wich means that every picture will be public and accessible for anyone to reconstruct it. It’s important to note that no other data from the device is used besides the raw pixels from the camera. No seeds or signups are required.

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